WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by
While reading the script for the first time Chandler had an emotional experience saying, "It's unusual for me to be so moved by a first read. When I finished, I walked around wondering why I was crying. I read it again and I cried again. I met with Kenny the next day and we talked for an hour. I walked out thinking, gosh, I hope I get this." See more »
Though the film supposedly takes place in 2015 (due to the date on Joe Chandler's gravestone), the footage of the Boston Bruins game shown on TV in the film has the St. Louis Blues wearing a version of the uniform (featuring yellow piping) that they stopped wearing in the 2013-14 National Hockey League season. The game also includes goaltender Jaroslav Halak playing for the Blues as well despite the fact he was traded from the St. Louis Blues to the New York Islanders in 2014. See more »
I do not mind slow. I do not mind dour. But I am left wondering what the point of this film was. It drags on and on in a monotone, monochrome torpid crawl. It is difficult to empathise with the characters, difficult to follow the plot - and impossible to care about any of what happens. I cannot believe so much effort went into this sluggish mess. The music was nice but otherwise the best moment was when it finally ended - what sweet, sweet relief.
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